Only 10 more days until Christmas! My favorite holiday... not only because of the beautiful lights, festive decorations, and cheerful spirits but because it's the day Jesus was born! In light of this holiday season I thought it be fun to show you a little DIY Christmas gift fit for any of your friends and family. It's extremely easy to make and best of all you can customize it however way you'd like. I got this inspiration from the Kate Spade notebooks but when going to purchase, they were so expensive! This is a great alternative and a great gift for anyone. I also know not everyone has amazing hand-lettering writing so stencils are an easy and nice way to design notebooks. Let's get started!


  • Blank black notebooks (I chose the Cahier notebooks from Moleskine)
  • Gold pen (I advise getting thin tipped ones)
  • Letter and number stencils
  • Christmas music to get you in the mood ;)



Place the stencil above the notebook. If you're a perfectionist you can pencil in two parallel lines as a guide and color the letters in between those lines. 

Start coloring inside the stencil. Since most stencils are thin letters, I do recommend using a fine tip marker so you can really get inside the stencil and color in all corners. 

Don't be afraid to simply write or draw one thing on the notebook. I love simple designs and I'm obsessed with ampersands so this is also a great design to put on a notebook. And VOILA we're done! Don't you just love this season of giving and gifting? Hope you enjoy it all during the process and happy gifting! 

Photography & Styling by: Ji Yeon Kim (with assistance from JNK)